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BBC Radio 7 WOW!

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:00 pm
by thatsthatthen
Is anyone else listening to the BBC radio 7 shows on a Tues night, 7.30pm? So far I've got four shows now as mp3s. Aah. Heaven.

This digital radio channel is fantastic.

There's a Hancock's Half Hour immediately before it at 7pm. I think my next obsession may be to watch all the Hancocks.

But I must say it's fascinating me how different the show is without the visuals. Albert sounds terribly posh so I can't decide if his voice really is different or if it's simply that I can't see him.
Can visuals really influence how you interpret sound?

Hmm.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:16 pm
by thatsthatthen
I watched all the Hancocks that are available on DVD - which isn't really that many. I felt that there must be more out there. I know that the radio show lasted for years.

Then some kind stranger (I have no idea who) emailed me a link to:
www.oldradioshows.co.uk

Or, as it really should be called, Radio Heaven.

They're offering 48 hours 23 mins of Hancock for £4.99.

Very very tempting...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:24 am
by Rian
yes i always watch them on tuesdays its so great :D

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:40 pm
by PhilGlass
What is everyone making of the new BBC 7 Monday night steptoe slot??

The episodes they are playing are new to 7, and apparently 'cleaned up' but is it me or do they actually exist elsewhere in better quality????

I think also that the early shows are missing something. Gale Pederick was not as good at the adaptations in my opinion, of course, Ray and Alan took over after series two.

What is everyone else making of them?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:11 pm
by PhilGlass
THIS Saturday - 17/7/10 is the 80th Birthday of Ray Galton. BBC radio 7 are playing a 3 hour steptoe tribute, featuring several radio episodes as well as interviews with Ray and Alan telling the complete story.

These are at 3pm and 8pm. Just thought you would all like to know!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:33 am
by bob
Thanks for the advanced notice Phil.

I really must start buying Radio Times again

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:03 pm
by PhilGlass
bob wrote:Thanks for the advanced notice Phil.

I really must start buying Radio Times again


You can read it online for free at www.radiotimes.com lol save your pennies!!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:33 pm
by bob
Don't want to get into rant mode here but .........

As you will know Phil I am a big radio drama / comedy fan, however in the 30+ years I have been buying RT (and listening to radio) the amout of coverage / output has been almost completly cut. I now find myself buying a magazine called RADIO times that has SFA about radio in it.

Rant over god bless you all

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:45 am
by Karl
thatsthatthen wrote:I watched all the Hancocks that are available on DVD - which isn't really that many. I felt that there must be more out there. I know that the radio show lasted for years.

Then some kind stranger (I have no idea who) emailed me a link to:
www.oldradioshows.co.uk

Or, as it really should be called, Radio Heaven.

They're offering 48 hours 23 mins of Hancock for £4.99.

Very very tempting...


i use a great site- http://www.otrclassics.co.uk/index.html (mentioned elsewhere on this site)

this chap sells all the classic radio shows at very reasonable prices excellent service too.

i've got all the Hancocks half hour BBC dvds on official release, there are one or two places selling discs of his ATV shows but,i'm reluctant to buy as i've contacted 'em for info. and haven't had replies

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:59 am
by PhilGlass
bob wrote:Don't want to get into rant mode here but .........

As you will know Phil I am a big radio drama / comedy fan, however in the 30+ years I have been buying RT (and listening to radio) the amout of coverage / output has been almost completly cut. I now find myself buying a magazine called RADIO times that has SFA about radio in it.

Rant over god bless you all


If truth be known, I heard about saturday's Steptoe event at the end of the Steptoe episode on monday (they are still on the 7.30 slot). I dont buy any tv guides at all.

Fair point about the radio times - I have wondered the point of it when it is basically the TV times!!!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:20 am
by Karl
"A star is born" is on BBC7 today,nice to see its on,they never have the tv shows on hardly at all these days,only on GOLD and the ads ruin it so i can't watch............perhaps they'll have the xmas specials on BBC 1/2 again this year

PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:21 am
by bob
Ah wouldn't that be a treat.

How about a 60 - 70's Christmans on telly with re-runs of some of those Chrsitmas Comedy Specials.

They could even commission a televised version of Murder at ... Now that would be a Christmas treat.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:50 pm
by Archie
We finally got DAB Radio in this area this month !. I went to Argos earlier on and purchased a DAB wireless :o

Radio 7 is crystal clear :) but looking at the schedules on the website I couldn't find any Steptoes :cry: hopefully they will be repeated.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:42 pm
by bob
Enjoy the DAB Archie

Trust me there will be plenty of repeats on BBC7

PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:00 pm
by Archie
Apparently they are going to switch off the analogue transmitters later this year.

Surely this will make every AM/FM radio in homes cars etc obsolete overnight ? :cry: